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Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) eating sea grass beds in the Bay of Akumal in Mexico. The hitchhiker on its back is a remora.

Green Sea Turtle

(Chelonia mydas)

The Green Turtle is actually named for the color of its fat! A mother green turtle may lay up to 150 eggs in a nest but only a couple will survive to be adults. Those that do can live to be 100 years old!

Photo: Green Turtle dining on sea grass beds in the Bay of Akumal in Mexico. The hitchhiker on its back is a remora.

Watch a video of baby sea turtles heading to sea or a video about how to visit these sea turtles in Mexico!

Green Sea Turtles (Chelonia mydas) eating sea grass in the Bay of Akumal in Mexico.

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